The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the County Antrim region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 27 14 21
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs citing QA 1 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 0.79% 9.90% 2.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 90.91% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 0
Average daily rate
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- £263 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
- +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.55 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.25% -12.50%
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Northern Ireland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the County Antrim region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 3.17% 10.89% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 0
Average daily rate £315 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the County Antrim region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

QA
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the County Antrim region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast -14 1 - - 1
QA
Northern Ireland

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Top 10 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Business Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript